2001-02-01

Not a blackout



Not a blackout About 1,600 Agoura Hills homes and businesses lost electricity Monday because of a problem with underground equipment. The power outage began at 4:23 p.m. along Thousand Oaks Boulevard between Kanan and Lindero Canyon roads. Restoring electricity "took a little longer than usual because the problem was more difficult to locate," said Rudy Gonzales, regional manager for Southern […]

You can learn to grow proper plants under shade trees



For that most difficult environment––the dry ground under a large tree––here’s a garden that has a chance. Maple trees, in particular, put out surface-hugging roots that love to drink up all the available moisture, making it difficult for many plants to thrive. But quite a few plants can take this scene and still look great. The secret to this garden […]

Ali Lassen’s Leads Club will meet



Businesspeople interested in learning how to expand their business through effective networking are encouraged to visit an Ali Lassen’s Leads Club meeting. The Calabasas chapter meets 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays at Marmalade Café at the Calabasas Commons. The weekly meetings enable business promotion and an exchange of leads and ideas. For more information on the Calabasas chapter, call Marla Rodriguez at […]

Datebook



THURS., FEB. 1 Candidates Forum Calabasas Chamber of Commerce City Council candidates debate at 7:30 p.m. at Las Virgenes Unified School District, 4111 Las Virgenes Rd., Calabasas. Doors open 7 p.m. C’mon Over, Kids City of Calabasas Library: "Cowboy Ken" celebrates Old West in story and song in "The American Cowboy Show" for kindergarteners and up at 4 p.m. at […]

Christian Science Church offers lesson



This week’s Bible Lesson-Sermon at the Christian Science Church is "Love," with keynote text from Deuteronomy 31:8. The service begins at 10 a.m. on Sun., Feb. 4, at 305 Conejo School Road in Thousand Oaks. For more information, please call (805) 495-3203.

Spanish Style on Top of a Hill



Spanish Style on Top of a Hill Construction is now complete and the grounds landscaped on this custom residence, a Spanish contemporary at the top of a hill. The high-ceilinged foyer leads to a curved staircase with maple handrail. On the first floor are a formal dining room, family room, state-of-the-art kitchen with granite counters and maple cabinetry, 2 fireplaces, […]

Susan Stone



Susan Stone Susan Stone was recently congratulated by Marty Williams, president of White House Properties, for her outstanding sales production for the year 2000. She is a member of the Ambassadors Club, the top 5 percent of White House agents companywide: Encino, Woodland Hills and Westlake Village. Stone is fluent in Spanish, French and Portuguese, and is currently studying Japanese […]

New officers named by Democrats



The 37th Assembly District Democrats have announced the following new officers for the year 2001: Committee chair is Jon Sharkey of Port Hueneme. Debi Miller of Camarillo is vice chair; Leah Lacayo of Newbury Park, secretary; Sharon Hillbrandt of Camarillo, treasurer. Carol Kesselman of Thousand Oaks is representative to the party Executive Board with Murray Rosenbluth of Port Hueneme as […]

City of T.O. wins award from Automobile Club



City of T.O. wins award from Automobile Club The city of Thousand Oaks was recently honored with the Silver Award from the Automobile Club of Southern California. The recognition is part of the 2000 AAA Community Traffic Safety Program for communities that identify and address their local traffic safety issues. Christina Davis, manager of the Auto Club’s Thousand Oaks office, […]

Children can be motivated to become better learners



What is academic motivation? A child who is academically motivated wants to learn, likes learning-related activities and believes school is important. We want to help children develop a desire to do well in school because the children believe that learning is important and rewarding in their lives. Children are naturally motivated to learn when they are infants. A baby’s struggle […]


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